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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2009

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Almay Clear Complexion Compact Powder, Buff 140 (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Almay Clear Complexion Compact Powder, Buff 140 (2009 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Almay Clear Complexion Compact Powder, Buff 140 (2009 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
OCTINOXATE
ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
ULTRAMARINESMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
ETHYLPARABENEndocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SALICYLIC ACIDEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYSORBATE-20Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
TITANIUM DIOXIDEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
TALCContamination concerns (ASBESTIFORM FIBERS), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALUMINAEnhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CYCLOMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
ZINC STEARATEData gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
ISOPROPYL LANOLATEAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
IRON OXIDESEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
MICAOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
CI 77499Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
PHENYL TRIMETHICONEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
POLYETHYLENEData gaps, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: None
POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
NYLON 6/12Use restrictions
Data: None
SILICA SILYLATEUse restrictions
Data: None
TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
NYLON-12Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEINNone Identified
Data: Limited
SPIRAEA ULMARIA (MEADOWSWEET) FLOWER EXTRACT
SPIRAEA ULMARIA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
CI 77492None Identified
Data: Limited
METHICONENone Identified
Data: Limited
BORON NITRIDEEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Fair
PERHYDROSQUALENENone Identified
Data: Limited
DIISOSTEARYL MALATENone Identified
Data: Limited
BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer